894A.00/3–1147: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State

520. It is reported here that “committee to settle February 28 incident” at Taipei on March 8 submitted to Governor Chen Yi 32 resolutions for acceptance, including: Enactment autonomous constitution; election by people of mayor and magistrates before June; right of assembly, freedom of press and right to strike; forbidding political arrests; provincehood for Taiwan; abolition Taiwan garrison headquarters; and pending approval Central Government, administrative bureau of settlement committee to undertake temporary reorganization Taiwan administration.